Trump is actively destroying the truth-telling institutions our democracy depends on.

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Trump and his White House don’t argue on the merits. They attack the credibility of the institutions that come up with facts and arguments they don’t like. They even do it preemptively. Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer warned that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office couldn’t be trusted to come up with accurate
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Seven Fantasies of the GOP Presidential Debate

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In the world according to Republican presidential candidates, inequality isn’t a problem and climate change doesn’t exist. The Fox News debate between ten of the top presidential contenders in the Republican primary largely ignored the issues most pressing to ordinary people and to the environment.  Here are the seven worst moments from the debate in which
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DID RUSSIA JUST HACK THE PENTAGON?

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Someone at the Pentagon must have clicked a bad link. According to reporting by the Daily Beast and NBC, Russia launched an attack on the unclassified email network used by America’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the body of senior military officials that advises the president and defense secretary on military matters. The attack is believed
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Jimmy Carter Is Correct: The U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy

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On July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question were merely an aftethought), asked him his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and the 2014 McCutcheon decision, both decisions by the five Republican judges on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Bernie Sanders: We Need Medicare for All, Not Cutbacks That Will Kill Our Seniors

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Maryland Representative Donna Edwards joined the rally celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare in Washington, D.C. this Thursday with several hundred nurses, health care workers, and labor allies. Senator Sanders touted the success of the Medicare program and the millions of seniors and disabled patients it has helped. “Before Medicare, If you were poor and old
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Fed’s Giant Ponzi Scheme

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There is more mystery and nuance to the economic story than we are being told by the pundits. Here’s the real story about debt, bubbles and a 35-year-long Ponzi Scheme. Mainstream media tells us every day that we are in the sixth year of recovery and very soon we will hit the “escape velocity” for
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Army to consider hollow point bullets for new pistol

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The Army is considering the use of expanding and fragmenting ammunition, such as hollow point bullets, to increase its next-generation handgun’s ability to stop an enemy. This bit of news was revealed Tuesday, during the service’s fourth industry day for its Modular Handgun System. After a recent legal review within the Pentagon, the Army can
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New NNPA Chair: ‘We’re Going to Flex Our Muscles’

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When America’s first black newspaper was published on March 16, 1827, black people were still enslaved. Nearly two centuries later, the issues of Black America — though not as severe as human bondage — are still urgent and continue to belie America’s promise of freedom and justice for all. This is the reason that 21st
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The real reason college is so expensive

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Rising college tuition has stoked the ire of students, families as well as politicians, and a surprising cause may be partially to blame: Expanded access to money to pay for school from the federal government. For every extra dollar available to students in subsidized federal aid, colleges raise tuition by an estimated 65 cents on
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Has U.S. Policy Toward Cuba Really Changed?

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The announcement that the United States and Cuba would reopen their embassies in each other’s countries came just as the United States was preparing to celebrate its independence. But despite the welcome news, Washington has yet to properly recognize Cuba’s own right to sovereignty and independence. One need only listen closely to the announcement made
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